Towson University Grad has Passion for Helping Children of the World

Angie Hong has always known that her passion lay in helping others around the world.

So it came as no surprise to family and friends when the 23-year-old Baltimore native went to Uganda after college and helped reunite children in an orphanage there with their biological parents and relatives.

“I’ve always had an interest in living in a community in the developing world and serving alongside them,” Hong said. “We ran the first successful transition for children from orphanages to families in Uganda.”

Hong was able to help find the families through the children, who explained where they came from and where their biological families were, and the help of local people.

“It is important to take notes and listen to every little detail and thing that was being said by the Ugandans I was working with at the time,” said Hong, who graduated from Towson with a degree in philosophy. “I want to be clear that no decision was made on my own. We listened first.” Continue reading “Towson University Grad has Passion for Helping Children of the World”

Voting Among College Students

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Across the nation, the voter turnout for midterm elections among college students has continued to decrease in recent years. While the locations of election polls play a part in lower turnout, many students feel that their vote doesn’t matter. Listen to this story about the opinion of some Towson students on voting.

How to Study Abroad as a College Student

When Towson University senior Amy Procaccini studied abroad in Australia in the fall of 2013, it was love at first sight. “While I was in Australia, we also traveled to Fiji and New Zealand,” said Procaccini. “I was so in awe of the beauty.” Procaccini, like so many other people, had caught the travel bug, and was already planning her next adventure.

But if you’re in college, there are a few obstacles before the next big expedition: money, money, and money. College students have spent many a night eating ramen noodles and thinking about the debts they need to pay off and questioning if they’ll ever go on another adventure again.

However, it is possible to satisfy your inner wanderlust without breaking the bank. According to NAFSA, in the 2011-2012 academic year, only 283,332 students studied abroad. It represents about 1% of all U.S. students enrolled in higher education. Here are a few ways that you can be a part of the adventurous 1% without skyrocketing your debts or bursting your budget.

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